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Adolescent Biology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
The master’s and advanced certificate programs prepare candidates to teach Biology in grades 7-12 to students of diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests. These programs are not designed for individuals who already have NYS certification in Biology 7-12.

About

  • All field experiences and student teaching will take place in New York City public schools.
  • Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C in a supervised field experience or student teaching or practicum course must apply to the chairperson of the department for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F or WU may not reregister and will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  • Student teaching and practicum courses listed as “by permission only” will require that students have passed the EAS and the relevant CST certification exams.
  • Students must have no outstanding IN grades or admissions conditions in order to be given permission for student teaching or practicum course.

Programme Structure

  •  Social Foundations of Adolescent Education
  •  Adolescent Development, Grades 7–12
  •  Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education
  •  Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education
  •  Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education
  •  Methods I: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for Teaching Mathematics and Science
  •  Adolescent Health and Safety
  •  Methods II: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Science, Grades 7–12
  •  Adolescent Fieldwork
  •  Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
  •  Student Teaching in Biology, Grades 7–12
  •  Practicum in Biology, Grades 7–9
  •  Practicum in Biology, Grades 10

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A minimum of 21 credits in biology to include a year of introductory biology with laboratory and a semester of organic chemistry (lecture only).
  • A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following: 6 credits in English, 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of high school study in the same foreign language with grades of C or better documented by high school transcript will meet this requirement), 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography), 3 credits in the arts, and one course in calculus.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The fee for full time international is 5065$/semester.

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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